As W is getting bigger he is enjoying helping out in the kitchen more and more and is becoming more confident the more we make things together.
This week we had fun making these quick and simple tasty tuna fishcakes.
For this you will need:
- One tin of tuna.
- One spring onion
- One slice of bread.
- Few sprigs of parsley
- Black pepper
- One tbsp ketchup
- Half tbsp mayonnaise
- Olive oil
First place your tuna in a mixing bowl. W had great fun spooning it from a smaller bowl into the larger mixing bowl which is good gross motor practice and gave me time to trim and chop up the spring onion into small pieces.
He then added the spring onions to the bowl along with some chopped parsley and gave it all a good mix.
Next he ripped up a slice of white bread into small pieces which I then blitzed in a blender into breadcrumbs and placed on a plate.
W then spooned one large tbsp of these into the tuna mix. While I held the spoon he then had great fun squeezing out one large tbsp of tomato ketchup and approximately half a tablespoon of mayonnaise which we added to the bowl, along with a pinch of black pepper. He then gave it all another good mix together.
This little boy is really not keen on getting his hands dirty so the next bit was left to me! I rolled the mixture into approximately golf-ball size pieces, rolled in the remaining breadcrumbs to coat and then placed on a grease-proof paper-lined baking sheet and squashed slightly flat. W then brushed these with a little olive oil.
I then placed these in a pre-heated oven (190˚C) for twenty minutes until golden.
We allowed these to cool for a few minutes and then…tucked right in!
These are great as a quick and simple healthy snack, or served with a bit of salad and/or a few potato wedges for an easy lunch.
I am linking this recipe up to A Mummy Too’s Recipe of the week and to Kids In The Kitchen.